Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
Relativity’s remake of The Crow has gone through several potential leading men over the past couple of years. Bradley Cooper was attached for a while; when he left, Mark Wahlberg and Channing Tatum were eyed as replacements. As recently as February, James McAvoy was circling the project. Now, it’s Tom Hiddleston‘s turn to flirt with the role.
The Avengers actor is reportedly in early talks to play Eric Draven, the protagonist played by Brandon Lee in the 1994 movie. F. Javier Gutierrez is directing the new film.
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The remake of The Crow — which has director F. Javier Gutierrez attached — has gone through a few iterations over the past couple years. Stephen Norrington and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo have been in talks to direct, and actors such as Bradley Cooper and Mark Wahlberg have been attached to play the lead role, but eventually fell away. Neither guy seemed right to play musician Alex Draven, given supernatural life after death in order to avenge the murder of he and his girlfriend.
Now there’s a report that James McAvoy (Wanted, X-Men: First Class, Trance) is in talks to play the lead role. He’s certainly a much more suitable choice than other actors we’ve heard. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
Now that Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company have resolved their legal dispute over the remake of Alex Proyas‘ The Crow, it looks like the companies aren’t wasting any time getting the ball rolling. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s resolution announcement comes news that F. Javier Gutiérrez has been tapped to helm the project, while Jesse Wigutow is on the verge of closing a deal to write the script. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 by Angie Han
The remake of Alex Proyas‘ The Crow has suffered numerous stops and starts since it was first announced a few years back, to the relief of fans uninterested in seeing a “gritty reboot” of the 1994 goth classic. However, it now appears that at least one of the roadblocks standing in its way has ceased to be, and that work on the film will resume in earnest.
Last year, The Weinstein Co. filed a lawsuit against Relativity, claiming that the latter had breached a contract giving TWC global rights to distribute the picture. But the two companies have now settled the lawsuit out court, and will reportedly “continue to work on the film together as planned.” Hooray. More details after the jump.
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The new version of The Crow may be stalled out, but you can now get a look at what could have been. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was the most recent in a line of possible directors to reboot James O’Barr‘s story The Crow, and he was going to make the film with Bradley Cooper starring as slain rocker and boyfriend Eric Draven, who is supernaturally brought back to some sort of life to exact revenge on the criminals who killed him and his girlfriend.
Bradley Cooper moved away from the film late this summer, and last month Juan Carlos Fresnadillo also walked, leaving The Crow grounded. But we can see what Bradley Cooper may have looked like in the role via concept art, below. Read More »
The reboot of The Crow that has been trying to get under way for over a year may have hit another roadblock. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), the director who was signed to helm the film in April, has left the project. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 by Angie Han
When news broke earlier this year that Bradley Cooper would be playing Brandon Lee‘s role in a remake of 1994’s The Crow, most of your reactions ranged between irritation and outrage — that is to say, they were generally negative. Well, now I ask you: Is Mark Wahlberg better? How about Channing Tatum?
A new report suggests that Wahlberg and Tatum are among the possibilities to replace Cooper, who has since dropped out of the project due to a scheduling conflict with David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) is still set to direct. More details after the jump.
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Courts recently decided that Relativity Media has the Crow remake production rights that the company had claimed, much to the consternation of The Weinstein Company, which was trying to claim ownership of worldwide ownership of The Crow.
So the remake that has Bradley Cooper attached to star and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) set to direct is now moving forward. Once upon a time, when Stephen Norrington was going to direct, the script in play was by Nick Cave — a seriously tantalizing prospect. Now Alex Tse, who co-wrote Watchmen for Zack Snyder, will write a new version. Read More »